Ms. Russell is Director of Economic Development for the Greater Irvine Chamber and has, over her 8 years of service, acquired responsibility for all economic development initiatives and educational programming, including the Business & Workforce Development Committee, Irvine Gateway Program, and an on-line export documentation program for Orange County exporters. Her deep love of all things creative brings her to HOPE. She shares her joy of all the wonderful colors, flavors and experiences of working with fabrics, threads, textiles and other artful media. Ms. Russell has a B.A. in Mass Communications from the University of Redlands.